AARP says CARE Act would better equip MI caregivers

Jun 1, 2015

Sen. Margaret O'Brien (R-Kalamazoo County) has introduced the CARE Act legislation backed by AARP.
Credit www.senatormargaretobrien.com/

Last week, we spent some time learning about a unique support group for caregivers based in Albion. Caring for the Caregivers is a monthly gathering that allows caregivers to share their challenges and learn about relevant skills. Today, we take another look at caregiving, this time at proposed legislation aimed at helping Michigan’s estimated two-million caregivers.

Recently, AARP Michigan and State Sen. Margaret O’Brien unveiled a measure that would support and equip caregivers with important information and training. A dozen states have enacted similar legislation to assist people when their loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition home.

Current State speaks with Lisa Dedden-Cooper of AARP Michigan about the proposed CARE Act.